Papa Carlo

Authentic Italian food in the heart of Amsterdam. Honest recipes based on high quality produce.

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Monday : 16:00-23:00
Tuesday-Thursday : 16:00-23:30
Friday: 14:00 – 00:00
Saturday: 12:00-23:00
Sunday: 12:00-23:30

Authentic italian dishes

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Italian Experience

Papa Carlo is everything an authentic Italian restaurant should be. The food excels in its simplicity with some fine-dining twists. It’s easy to forget the busy Amsterdam streets once you’re inside – enjoying Italian hospitality, characterized by warmth and their passion for good food. 

The Italian Shehata family has been running restaurants since 1991. Besides Papa Carlo, they house a second Italian restaurant in Amsterdam-Zuid, Buen Gusto Di Italia.

Private Moment

Fresh. Authentic. Seasonal

The chef is known for his flawless cooking with an excellent sense of nuance in taste. According to the Italian cooking philosophy, the focus is on the quality of the ingredients. Simple, yet mouthwatering flavours. 

Ristorante Papa Carlo offers a wide selection of vegan options, meat dishes, chicken, and fish.

Curious? Book a table with your loved one, family or friends. Papa Carlo can seat up to 60 people. The venue can be booked for party’s or large gatherings as well.

Thanks to you


Service was great, personal is amazing, and the food was delicious. If you’re looking for an Italian meal, that’s the place to go to. I highly recommend it!

Large portions, everything is fresh, and you can sit very cozy both inside and outside. Friendly, genuine Italian staff, an asset to the Nieuwmarkt area 😉

Real authentic Italian kitchen. Love it !

Extremely nice people with an incredible kitchen.